Angel Food Sends Relief to Gulf Region

WDSU Channel 6

Charity Brings Food To Out-Of-Work Fishermen

Group Helps Workers Affected By Gulf Oil Spill

POSTED: 4:38 pm CDT June 8, 2010

UPDATED: 5:55 pm CDT June 8, 2010

ST. BERNARD PARISH, La. — Dozens of volunteers hit the streets in St. Bernard Parish on Tuesday to help needy
fishermen and their families.

The volunteers came because they felt compelled to help. A trailer of food was donated by Angel Food Ministries, and the workers came from Texas. Pastors said the economy and the oil spill are hitting local families hard, and the help is welcome.

“One tragedy after another,” said Mike Engolia, who came seeking help. “You can’t let it get you down. I’m not giving up; I’m a strong

The line of cars stretched for miles down the road. Among the crowd were many shrimpers, including Lonnie Knight.(More)

ABC News 26

Free Food for Families in St. Bernard Parish

Written by WGNO ABC26 News | Tuesday, 08 June 2010 12:30

Relief for families affected by the oil spill. 36,000 pounds of food was handed out in St. Bernard Parish Tuesday afternoon. ABC26
News Reporter Vanessa Bolano was there.

The House of Refuge Church in St. Bernard Parish turned into a drive-by grocery store. Pastor Jim Jeffries says, “We invited the parish. Whoever needs some food, been out of work, to just come, and so they’re coming.”

For as far as the eye can see, cars lined up along Highway 46. They’re waiting for bags food donated by Angel Food Ministries. Down here, if you don’t need help, you know someone who does. (More)

WWLTV – Eyewitness News

St. Bernard food giveaway draws long line

by Bill Capo / Eyewitness News

Posted on June 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM

In Yscloskey, at the peak of the fishing season, the boats are lined up at the docks, some loaded with oil boom instead of fishing gear.

Just up the highway, cars were lined up at the House of Refuge Church, to receive donations of food, a sign of the growing financial struggle for fishing industry families.

“We need the food,” said Sue Dalon of Violet, who said her family’s income has dwindled since the spill. “It’s dropped off just about all of it, just about everything. It’s horrible.”

Volunteers sweating in the blazing sun unloaded a trailer filled with 38,000 pounds of food donated by Angel Food Ministries. (Read


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